China never sent troops to fight in Europe during the First World War. However, an estimated 135,000 young rural labourers were sent halfway around the world to work in French munitions factories, dig trenches, lay railway lines and remove dead bodies and unexploded ordnance from the battlefields. Thousands died and thousands more returned to China

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Every May, Canadians are invited to reflect and learn about the important and ongoing contributions of Canadians of Asian descent in all sectors of society. Former senator Vivienne Poy, the first Chinese-Canadian senator, tabled a motion in the Senate in 2001 to designate May as Asian Heritage Month. As celebrations roll out across Canada for

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Guqin, part of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity, was made using Canadian fine red pine for the Long Yin. This demonstrates Canada’s success in promoting multiculturalism. The instrument produces a fine tone and is worthy of preservation. By Ban Zhang   Thirty-nine years ago, Zheng-hua Zheng (郑正华) received a mail from Canada Post at his

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The award-winning director of ‘The Farewell’ was personally tapped up by Nicole Kidman to make ‘Expats’. She speaks to Annabel Nugent about her initial reservations taking on the project, ‘mining the family story’ for material, and the perks of her relationship with Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins As we say our goodbyes, Lulu Wang suddenly asks if she can

Lulu Wang on directing Nicole Kidman in Expats and representation: ‘Maybe I have to be OK with some people being disappointed’ Read More »

Other western countries face difficulties in their relations with China, Russia, or other powers, but none finds themselves in the same situation as Canada. — Jocelyn Coulon, former advisor to the minister of foreign affairs (2016-2017) in Le Devoir Click for PDF by John Price with the National Security Reference Group and Canadian Association

The Five Eyes and Canada’s ‘China Panic’: PART 1 – The Making of Canada’s “China Panic” and Diplomatic Fallout Read More »